A Conceit of Architects

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What do we call a gathering of Architects?

When animals gather in groups, we refer to them by an array of elegant terms: a Flock of Birds, a Herd of Sheep, a Swarm of Bees, a Smack of Jellyfish, an Array of Hedgehogs, a Pack of Elephants, a Clan of Bears, a Troop of Chimpanzees, an Exultation of Lark, an Unkindness of Raven, a Murmuration of Starlings, a Building of Rooks, a Fling of Sandpipers, a Wreck of Seagulls, a Gulp of Swallows, a Mutation of Thrush, a Brace of Ducks, a Piteousness of Doves… Piteousness? damn, the birds get the really good ones…

But, what do we call a collection of Architects? I think we need a name for it….

{some suggestions from coffee with an architect after the break}

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A Wandering of Architects

A Happenstance of Architects

A Coincidence of Architects

A Cluster of Architects

An Opposition of Architects

A Diametric Opposition of Architects

An Irony of Architects

A Ludwig of Architects

A Shrug of Architects

An Ennui of Architects

An Arrangement of Architects

An Argument of Architects (via @anthonylingwood)

A Carafe of Architects (via @flyballtosecond)

A Snark of Architects (via @flyballtosecond)

A Pod of Architects (via @Art_Vandalay_RA)

A Coven of Architects (via @jolocktov who also noted, they will already be wearing black)

A Program of Architects (via @turnageb)

An Elite of Architects (via @humantransit)

A Charrette of Architects (via Steve Arnaudin)

A Charade of Architects (via Steve Arnaudin)

A Presentation of Architects (via David Matero, he also got “mock-up” seconds after me)

A Trouble of Architects (via Rick Kaufman)

A Clamor of Architects (via Leslie Allen)

A Rafter of Architects (via Leslie Allen)

A Volume of Architects (via Barry Peterson)

A Dole of Architects (via @codykrice)

A Parti of Architects (via @dBakerdc)

An Austentation of Architects (via Kevin Wagner)

A Hierarchy of Architects

A Grid of Architects

A Fog of Architects

An Arrogance of Architects

A Critique of Architects

A Review of Architects

A Rendering of Architects

An Isolation of Architects

A Resistance of Architects

A Justification of Architects

A Juxtaposition of Architects

A Balance of Architects

A Shipping container of Architects

A Den (get it?) of Architects

A Foyer of Architects

A Patronage of Architects

A Measure of Architects

A Dimension of Architects

A Simplification of Architects

A Repetition of Architects

A Foundation of Architects

A Reinforcement of Architects

A Necessity of Architects

A Density of Architects

A Following of Architects

A Gathering of Architects

A Binding of Architects

A Regard of Architects

An Unbinding of Architects

An Xrefing of Architects

A BIM of Architects

A CAD of Architects

An Opening of Architects

A Fenestration of Architects

A Placement of Architects

A Displacement of Architects

A Siting of Architects

A Re-grading of Architects

A Disenchantment of Architects

A Disheartening of Architects

A Dichotomy of Architects

A Resemblance of Architects

A Preservation of Architects

A Balding of Architects

A Massing of Architects

A Miesing of Architects

A Representation of Architects

A Concept of Architects

A Conceit of Architects

A Mock-up of Architects

A Mocking of Architects

A Buckminster of Architects

An Urbane of Architects

A Precision of Architects

A Drawing of Architects

A Draft of Architects

A Set of Architects

A 95% set of Architects

A Revision of Architects

A Phase of Architects

A Schematic of Architects

A Contract of Architects

An Add Service of Architects

An Overlay of Architects

A Practice of Architects

An Atelier of Architects

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well, A Pride of Architects

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umm,

A Snide?

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A Hypocrisy of Architects?

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A Piousness of Architects?

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A Pity of Architects

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Right, I’ll stop now

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photos of a murmuration of starlings are from howzey’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)

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Cite: Brown, Jody. "A Conceit of Architects" 13 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=199822>
  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    A thrush of architects, because they are irritating c**ts….

    • jeb

      THIS^^^

  • Claire Tranter

    I rather liked a “shrug” of architects.

  • Lu

    A Conundrum of Architects

  • http://www.nickomargolies.com/big/ Nicko

    How about a caryatid of architects?

  • Anon 11

    Oh Jody,
    What would we do without your useless posts?
    Do you not have projects to run?
    Thanks.

  • Duane

    A boring party.

    What do you call three architects in one room?

    I have no clue, but they call themselves a design collective.

  • Steve Shaw

    A Vandalay of architects.

  • beta

    jody..
    give it a rest..
    just accept that you have failed and go work in the planning department…

    • nomad

      a band of unemployment

  • Greg

    A colonnade of architects, a flemish bond of architects

  • drewAn isLand

    A Dichotomy of Architects is fitting, particularly in reference to botany…as it is usually rare for any two architects to agree completely on a project.

  • jodylosttrack

    Jody, your architecture is just poor and will never be build and your writing is just an expression of your own depression and frustration. Why don’t you just get a job at Starbucks and present yourself to your kids as a happy waiter, much rather than an architect, lost all hopes?
    Your writing is just a statement of a career gone to waste, but it won’t help you out of this misery.
    You should get over it and start something new…

    • http://www.coffeewithanarchitect.com Jody Brown

      Such a welcoming attitude, not conceited at all. I stand corrected

  • May

    A murder of architects?

  • ninothedog

    An ego of architects.

    • grusa

      yes, it’s the right one!!!

  • ninothedog

    or an assembly or architects.

  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/ornamentandcrime ornamentandcrime

    A black of architects.

  • archi

    A deliverable of managers.

  • ethan

    another bit of comedy gold from jody brown. great image tho